Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal Pudding Cake

savory oatmeal pumpkin bake

Oatmeal is pretty standard breakfast fare around my house, but it's usually simply cooked on a stove-top and served plain with a little milk, maple syrup and some berries. But I do enjoy going the extra step once in a while to make a baked oatmeal pudding, and with plenty of pumpkin purée in the freezer, it was an easy choice to go with a baked pumpkin oatmeal with all the pie spices that fill the kitchen with delicious aromas.

Soft, creamy and chewy, this oatmeal pudding comes out of the oven like a flour-less coffee cake, and is as nourishing as it is simple to put together. Soaking rolled oats in plain good quality whole fat yogurt overnight before baking breaks down the grain's complex proteins into easily digestible components and results in a delightful spongey and almost custardy texture in the finished cake. And, of course, there's pumpkin and some toasted pecans… It's not too sweet, either, sweetened with just a quarter cup of maple syrup, but you can make it a sweeter dessert pudding cake by increasing the maple syrup to a half cup. You can use canned pumpkin easily as long as it is not the already spiced and sweetened pumpkin pie filling.

oatmeal pumpkin pudding cake

Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal Pudding CakeBaked Pumpkin Oatmeal Pudding Cake
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Published on November 13, 2014

Simple, soft, creamy and healthy baked flour-less oatmeal pudding cake with pumpkin and spices

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Ingredients:
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup plain whole fat or Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup pecans (optional)
  • 1 cup pumpkin purée
  • 3/4 cup almond milk or whole milk
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup maple syrup, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice or cloves
  • pinch of sea salt
Instructions:
  • Combine the oats and yogurt in a large glass or ceramic bowl. Cover with a clean dish towel and let stand overnight at room temperature.

  • If using pecans, toast on an ungreased baking sheet at 350° for 5 minutes or until fragrant and slightly darkened.

  • Butter or oil an 8 × 8 inch baking pan and preheat an oven to 350°.

  • Add the pumpkin purée, milk and vanilla to the oat and yogurt mixture and stir to blend. Add the spices, salt and pecans if using and stir until everything is well combined.

  • Pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes until set and lightly browned on the top.

  • Let cool for 5 minutes then serve warm, garnished with extra toasted pecans or drizzled cream or maple syrup on top if desired.

  • Reheat leftovers in aluminum foil at 300° for 6 to 8 minutes.

Makes 6 servings

pumpkin oatmeal bake

More autumn delights from Lisa's Kitchen:
Apple-Oatmeal Breakfast Streusel Cake
Homemade Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Energy Bites
Pumpkin Scones
Spiced Pumpkin Waffles

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